Jaleel White to Reprise His Role as Steve Urkel in New Series

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As favorites like Full House and DuckTales have been resurrected from the grave, black audiences have waited impatiently to revisit some of our most beloved television characters.

Thankfully, we’ll finally get a long overdue dose of nostalgia, as Jaleel White took to Instagram to announce he’ll be reprising his role as Steve Urkel for an upcoming episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? on the streaming service Boomerang.

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“WAiT! ZOOM IN 😳 Scooby and Who?!?” he wrote to his 416k followers. “Yup. Walked in that booth after 20 years and voiced him like it was nuthin #SteveUrkel #UrkelBot”

He added, “Hanna Barbera once gifted me an animation cell I have til this day. To be ON screen with Scoob And Shaggy solving a mystery is #Bucketlist stuff 🙏🏽 Enjoy!”

And yes, he’ll be bringing Urkelbot along for the ride.

The 42-year-old actor also shared an image confirming additional guests set to appear on the series, such as NBA star Chris Paul, singer Halsey, and Saturday Night Live comedian Kenan Thompson.

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Since Family Matters ended its run in 1998, White has hosted the game show Total Blackout and starred in Me, Myself & I on CBS.

I’m still holding out hope for a proper Family Matters reboot, but Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? premieres on Thursday.

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